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First of, there IS difference between HIGH and ULTRA. I get about 40-45 fps on ULTRA on Caspian and 75-85 on HIGH. What the difference is I'm not sure about though.
You people not seeing any difference in framerate between these two settings have not closed down the game entirely when changing settings (which is required to make it stick).

I do not know about you, but when I play an FPS-game of this sort I sure will not be satisfied with 30 FPS. I need a rock solid +60 fps to make sure no lag get's me killed. And I promise you that running Caspian border on ULTRA (final game) on a 580gtx will not get you +60 fps all the time when smoke, explosions and 10 people shooting at each other at the same time. No way in HELL!

But the GPU is not the whole thing here. My hexacore i7 @ 4 GHz with HT off will sometimes get overloaded on Caspian. The scenario mentioned above makes my CPU hit 100% load...
That means you guys with less expensive GPUs will be bottlenecked by the GPU and people with lots of GPU-powa maybe will be bottlenecked by their CPU in some scenarios.

I am sure I will need to OC my hexacore some more and will absolutley need to buy a third 6950 to be able to enjoy smooth +60 fps gameplay on ULTRA-setting i the final game.

Now Metro is a whole other story. Not even near as demanding as Caspian.
This guy ran caspian on ultra flawlessly with 2 580s and an i7 920. To say it overloads on a 6 core wouldn't be very believable. There are YouTube links within the thread.

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My gpu maxed Ultra.
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Are you sure? Then turn on Depth of Field in Metro (I take it you already have tesselation on and maximized AA/AF)
I compare at same settings. Caspian ~40 fps @ ultra 1080p and Metro ~65 fps @ ultra 1080p (in the park that is).

Hard to compare correctly though, since there is no benchmark.
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Seriously, im downloading the beta now. Will it be playable on my rig? I have good faith in ole Betsy...
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Yea only time will tell. Glad i am waiting on the upgrade til we really get benchmark released on the game then only God knows what we really NEED to run Ultra then. Sp and MP.
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I'm very curious if the game will be greatly optimized compared to the beta. Otherwise all Ultra-settings will bring most computers to their knees.
Do not think AMD/nVIDIA can optimize their drivers a lot more than they allready done with the BF3 beta drivers.
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Seriously, im downloading the beta now. Will it be playable on my rig? I have good faith in ole Betsy...
dude its finishing in like an hour or two
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Now a single GTX 580 is nearly twice the performance of a 560 Ti.




How IS that crack smoke tasting tonight?
Edited by Jayce1971 - 10/10/11 at 12:37am
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dude its finishing in like an hour or two
Try 8 hours...
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I tried running the game on Ultra and I would get around 38-47ish sometimes it would jump to 52-56~ but I get some weird issues when I run it on ultra. I can run it on High just fine I get in the high 50's and dip to the high 40's at times. Also does the game feel laggy to anyone else? Is it just because it's a Beta/drivers, or just me . I'm still debating if I should purchase it or not.
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